How to Make a 17 year sci-fi Micro Budget Passion Project and get it released in cinemas with Invasion Planet Earth’s director and screenwriter Simon Cox

Director and screenwriter Simon Cox joins us to talk how he made his epic sci-fi passion project Invasion of Planet Earth with very little money and managed to get a cinema release!

Simon sits down with Giles Alderson to talk about his journey as an director, his first film Driven, how that nearly broke him, how to deal with disappointments in film-making and what he learnt from that experience.

Simon goes into detail about how he learnt as an editor on kids TV and how he made his first short film through to his passion fro sci-f and wanting to write a film he believed in.

How with Invasion Planet Earth he managed to crowdfund most of the movie and also persuade 900! extras to hi set through social media!

They talk about depression in film-making and how you have to pick yourself up and why you have to enjoy the journey and Giles explains why this is his last podcast for a month!

Follow Simon on Twitter here www.twitter/simoncoxfilm

Check out the website https://www.invasionplanetearth.com/

LINKS

SCI FI VFX MASTERCLASS with Haz Dulull – https://vimeo.com/ondemand/filmmaking101
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The Promotion starts today and is only valid until end of September, so hurry up not to miss out !!

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Cast and Work with Major Actors incl Henry Cavill & Sir Ben Kingsley on your debut feature film with NOMIS/Night Hunter director David Raymond. Hosted by Giles Alderson

Director and screenwriter David Raymond joins Giles Alderson on this weeks podcast to talk casting and working with huge named talent including Henry Cavill and Sir Ben Kingsley on his debut film NOMIS aka Night Hunter.

They chat how David went from politics to watching The Lord of The Rings to wanting to make movies and how he managed to charm his way into big meeting rooms to begin his creative turnaround.

How he wrote his first feature Heroes and Villians and starred in the movie with James Corden then learned fmor that experience he wanted to direct.

How he made his debut feature and managed to attract an incredible cast.

The issues he had on set and has some amazing advice for feature film directors and producers and how he tenacity and willingness to keep going and make his feature film got the movie finished and in cinemas around the world

ALSO How to write a script that gets attention. Being challenged and inspired by seeing how a script is adapted. Working in developing low to mid budget action genre films. Casting, securing actors – Henry Cavill, Stanley Tucci and having a shorthand with Actors – Ben Kingsley, Brendan Fletcher and a Troubled production, logistics, candid, budget problems and how lacking coverage on set is a huge leason.

Why the films name changed and why in Russia it is called Game of Hanibal.

WATCH the trailer for Night Hunter / Nomis / Game of Hanibal here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhN1BbokyhU&feature=youtu.be

Follow David on twitter here: https://twitter.com/stingrayed

LINKS

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Prepare as Filmmakers & Make Indie films with Adam Egypt Mortimer director of ‘Daniel Isn’t Real’ with Giles Alderson

On this weeks Filmmakers’ Podcast director and screenwriter Adam Egypt Mortimer joins Giles Alderson (The Dare) to talk about his how important it is to prep before coming on set and his latest feature film the excellent Daniel Isn’t Real’

They talk about working with actors, advice for directors and being worthy to make a feature in the first place.

How he worked with DP Benji Bakshi (Bone Tomahawk) on Some Kind of Hate after he presented him with a emotional chart/graff of the film.

How he got Elijah Wood’s company Spectre Vision on board and they talk how to prepare to meet big execs.

Adam Egypt Mortimer WEBSITE https://www.adamegyptmortimer.com

Adam Egypt Mortimer Twitter https://twitter.com/adamegypt

Daniel Isn’t Real TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=5MRcPjtUHPk

LINKS

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Giles Alderson website

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow us on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Edit a Star Wars Movie Pt 2 with Rogue One and Monsters Editor Colin Goudie with Phil Hawkins, Giles Alderson & Robbie McKane hosting

Part 2 of our chat with ace editor Colin Goudie who regales us with his wonderful stories about editing the incredible Gareth Edwards films Monsters and Star Wars: Rogue One.

Colin talks Rogue One and the excellent story of how he got the job: PLUS:
– Doing a mood reel out of classic action films for Gareth Edwards
– Working with studio editors, working with Jabez Olssen (The Hobbit) and John Gilroy (Pacific Rim)
– Supervising the IMAX grade
– Giving scenes the official Star Wars geek seal of approval
– Great advice for editors
– Rogue one editing stories (Scariff beach scene, Darth Vader corridor scene)  

LINKS

Star Wars: Origins trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zdFjOXphx5E

WATCH The Dare trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c5aZVm2drjY

Make Your Film 5 The next Make Your Film event is Sept 3rd 6.30 onwards for networking, Q&A and guest speakers. Which is sponsored by Performance Insurance First guest announced is: Anthony Woodley (The Flood) and Leon Clarance (Sense8) Tickets https://makeyourfilm-5.eventbrite.co.uk

Get Tickets to the World Premier of A Serial Killers Guide to Life at Fright Fest Sat 24th Aug here: http://www.frightfest.co.uk/2019films/a-serial-killers-guide-to-life.html

Colin’s recommended Editing Book https://www.amazon.co.uk/Practical-Guide-Documentary-Editing/dp/1138292192

Phil Hawkins site http://www.philm.co.uk/

Phil’s YouTube https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfhn9RmfYI4x30b7Ztuhncg/videos

Giles Alderson website

Our collaborators

SCREENCRAFT

This episode is in collaboration with ScreenCraft. If you’re writing a action/adventure screenplay, you’ll want to know about ScreenCraft’s latest Screenplay Competition, open to feature film screenplays. This year’s industry jury includes executives from Fox Searchlight, Paramount, Kaplan/Perrone and LBI Entertainment. ScreenCraft’s past winners have gone on to sign with major agencies and management companies, and they’ve been hired to write for studios and sold screenplays to producers. Get your feature film screenplay to the 2019 ScreenCraft Action/Adventure Screenplay Competition! Early bird deadline now available. Learn more at ScreenCraft.org

RAINDANCE

If you haven’t heard of Raindance yet, you definitely need to check them out! They’re a Film School and Film Festival based in London, and they’ve been supporting independent film for the past 27 years. The best way to find out more about what they do is to attend their upcoming  Taster Day on Saturday 31st August at 11am at the Raindance Film Training Centre. You’ll get a real taste of their world-renowned evening and weekend filmmaking courses and workshops about directing, screenwriting and producing, while gaining invaluable introductory knowledge and tips on how to break in the film industry. And, there’s a networking drinks session at the end where you’ll be able to start building your film-making contacts. Because you’re listening to the Filmmakers Podcast, you can get all this for free! Just enter our exclusive discount code:  OPENPODCAST19 when booking at checkout”. Booking link:  http://bit.ly/RDOpenHouse

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make A Sci-Fi Time Travel Movie in TWO Days with director & writer Grant Pichla and Giles Alderson

Grant Pichla joins Giles Alderson to chat how he made his feature film Making Time in TWO DAYS!!

Giles and Grant had a good natter on film-making and the joys and sacrifices we go through to make films.

We talk about Grant’s background, how he got into filmmaking and his first feature film ‘Niners’

How making a feature film whilst having a job and renovating a house is a tough thing to do but so rewarding at the same time.
And how Grant used the renovation as production design in the film.

How he devised a way to shoot ‘Making Time’ his feature film in two days – via camera setups, lighting etc
How he dealt with major problems on set, even though it was two days spreadd out over 7 months, dealing with extreme weather conditions, loosing cast and crew
And how he had to work against the clock to overcome the odds.

Links

Watch Making Time trailer & website here https://www.makingtimethemovie.com/

Special Podcast offer to WATCH the film and Behind the Scenes footage and Video blogs and a special HOW to make a film in Two days film school. http://makingtimethemovie.com/podcast

Events and Discounts

Get tickets for the next MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Get you FREE Shotlister App Just email filmmakerspodcast@shotlister.com for your FREE copy! No catch.

Get tickets for the World Premiere of The Dare https://popcornfrights.com/film/dare/

Our NEW collaborators and Sponsors – ScreenCraft.org

SCREENCRAFT – If you are planning to make a short film, check out ScreenCraft’s 2019 Short Screenplay Competition which is now accepting submissions, featuring judges from Cannes, Sundance, Short of The Week, and Shorts TV. Submit your short screenplay before the final deadline on July 31st. Learn more about the ScreenCraft Short Screenplay Competition at ScreenCraft.org.

Our sponsors: PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/ They are our insurance company who have been providing insurance for the Media Industry for over 20 years, offering bespoke policies on both annual and short term insurance visit our website www.astonlark.com/performance or call 02082564929 and mention us!

RAINDANCE 20% OFF their script writing course SCRIPT COACH

Our friends at Raindance are giving you a unique opportunity to spend 5 Monday evenings with one of the most seasoned and experienced screenwriters living in Europe, the American Jurgen Wolff. You will learn: how to generate an endless flow of ideas; how to create screenplay characters that come alive; how to go beyond the templates to write a breakthrough screenplay, how to find the time and the confidence to write a great screenplay, and finally, guerrilla warfare for the writer! The series starts on Monday 22nd July at 6:30 at the Raindance Film Training Centre. And, you can get 20% off when booking with our exclusive discount code: PODCAST20 – meaning you can attend the whole series for just £170! You can also use the same discount code to book the individual classes.” Booking link: http://bit.ly/TheScriptCoach

SHOT LISTER’s designed by filmmakers for filmmakers and is available on
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And as a special bonus, Shot Lister is giving away 50 free downloads every
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WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make FIVE Feature Films in 5 years with ‘Pandorica’, ‘Black Site’ and ‘Stairs’ Director, Producer and Writer Tom Paton

Giles Alderson (The Dare, World of Darkness) sits down with director, writer and producer Tom Paton to chat how he made his films, Pandorica, Redwood, Black Site, Stairs and G-Loc and how important it is to have a business head on as a filmmaker.

Ep Sponsored by The Tracking Board https://www.tracking-board.com/

Tickets for the latest MAKE YOUR FILM event on July 9th here: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

How he went from a Club Rep in Cyprus to becoming a Filmmaker and how he started with no real knowledge of cameras or production.
How he self taught himself film-making and learnt to edit and understand VFX and graphics because he has no choice.
How he didn’t want to make a short but a feature first and how he raised finance using his background in selling to secure investment .
for his first feature – Pandorica, shot at night in outdoor locations – high sensitivity camera used, in combination with DIY space lights to shoot a post-apocalyptic forest setting.

How he pushed on after his first feature onto his second feature – Redwood, which was a bigger budget, vampire film set in eastern Europe and the lessons he learnt from first feature he carried over to second feature.

His third film Black Site, out later this year, is a back to his roots, lower budget, exploitation John Carpenter-esque horror thriller.

We discuss what actors look for in a director – and vice versa and producing your own work – and find good collaborators.
We discuss his fourth film – Stairs and his 5th feature G-Lock which are both now in post

And we delve into his screenwriting process – from script to shoot

PLUS loads of advice for filmmakers new and old

Black Site TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3paRCrafmU

Tom Paton WEBSITE https://www.tompatonfilm.com/

Follow Tom on TWITTER here https://twitter.com/TomPatonFilm

LINKS

MAKE YOUR FILM returns with hosts Giles Alderson and Dom Lenoir for a fourth installment after three incredible past events. Tickets http://bit.ly/2Zjma3s Bridging the gap between Independent and high budget films, with the most insightful panel talks and network around – we are delighted to announce…. OUR FIRST SPEAKER : Director & Producer James Kent James has Directed some of Hollywood’s greatest talents including Alicia Vikander, James Franco, Kiera Knightley, Taron Egerton, Kit Harington, Dominic West, Rebecca Ferguson and George MacKay on films such as ‘The Aftermath’ and ‘Testament of Youth’ and an expansive catalogue of high level Television projects. Moving from documentary, to tv drama to film in quick succession he has rapidly risen to be one of our top Directing talents. Join us from 6.45 at our brand new location at THEATRE DELI which has a full bar for a more relaxed networking time before the incredible guests arrive to talk. Tickets: bit.ly/2Zjma3s

Our Sponsors this week THE TRACKING BOARD

This episode is sponsored by The Tracking Board, featuring the Launch Pad screenwriting competitions. The Launch Pad competitions are the industry’s most effective writing competitions. To date, over 400 writers have signed with managers and agents through Launch Pad’s annual competitions. Over 100 screenplays have been optioned or purchased. And 6 Launch Pad-winning screenplays have stared bidding wars among the major studios. Learn more at TBLaunchPad.com – and consider joining The Tracking Board as a member to get real-time access to The Tracking Board’s industry tracking. The Tracking Board covers spec screenplay sales for Hollywood, industry news and jobs. Learn more at Tracking-Board.com.

RAINDANCE 20% off FILM FESTIVAL PASS

Here’s some exciting news from our friends at Raindance! Get unrivalled access to the UK’s largest independent film festival, showcasing the best in shorts, features, documentaries, music videos, web series and VR from around the world, by buying a Raindance Film Festival Pass with a 20% discount. Just enter PODCAST20 at checkout:  http://bit.ly/Raindance2019Passes

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie @RobbiemcKane

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How to Make a Period Drama Feature with James Kent director of ‘The Aftermath’ starring Keira Knightley and Alexander Skarsgard

Giles Alderson (The Dare) sits down with Film and TV director James Kent to chat his feature films Testament of Youth and The Aftermath

We start by talking about DirectorsUK and how important and useful it is to filmmakers https://directors.uk.com/

How the freedom in Documentary film-making that you can use in feature film or TV work as a director and when your in edit suite it is just you and the editor and you need to have got your coverage and material on set. With docs there is not often a story until you are in the edit

Making the leap from docs to TV and features. Working with actors. Respecting them. Working with young up and coming acting talent. And moving into directing features and how important rehearsal time is.

Making period drama The Aftermath. And how the actors have transformed into something else when in costume. A different character and they can come with preconceived ideas. Rehearsal can help over come this. And he gives some great Directing tips to work with actors on set.

Working with Will Smith on a Documentary. And watching Darren Aronofsky working was a education.

And shooting AMERICAN TV and the difference between U.K. TV.

Working with A list stars on The Aftermath with Keira Knightley, Jason Clarke and Alexander Skarsgard and feeling intimidated and shooting sex scenes

We chat Mother Father Son starring Billy Howle and Richard Gere which is OUT NOW on BBC

The Aftermath TRAILER https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dr0tQYX6PSE

Testament of Youth WATCH

James Kent CV https://www.unitedagents.co.uk/james-kent

LINKS, SPONSORS & EVENTS

THIS WEEKS SPONSOR Script Pipeline !! Head on over and check out their latest competition where you can win CASH prizes for your SCREENPLAY www.scriptpipeline.com

BOUDICA Support this great crowdfunding campaign here: http://bit.ly/2UkogSI 

MAKE YOUR FILM The next event is on the 23rd April. Guests announced so far are ALICE LOWE & ADO YOSHIZAKI CASSUTO Link for tickets here: http://bit.ly/2Txvayp

20% DISCOUNT at the Raindance Independent Filmmakers Ball.

Our friends at Raindance are getting ready for the annual Independent Filmmaker’s Ball on May 1st – this year, they’re back with a swing-era special! Join them for an evening of live swing & jazz music, networking, and a fundraising raffle with special guests at the hottest party in town. Taking place at the lavish Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End, the Ball will bring together 600 film industry professionals to celebrate independent film and have a great party. Enter the code PODCAST20 at checkout to get 20% off on your tickets: http://bit.ly/IndieFilmBall19

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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How to make a road trip indie comedy feature with Eaten by Lions director and co-writer Jason Wingard with Giles Alderson

Jason Wingard sits down for a chat with Giles Alderson about his latest feature film Eaten by Lions.

He chats going from shorts and winning short film festivals like Virgin Media shorts and making more films from the prize money.

Then went onto make his debut feature In Another Life set in the Calais jungle while he waited for his other feature to happen . During this time he went out and learnt how to raise money and how to make a film from the ground up.

We discuss how he used his writing / directing fee from Eaten by Lions to finance his debut feature In Another Life. How he shots in the Calais jungle and recreated a set in Warrington to match. We discuss how it’s a privilege to make a film but you have to make sure your script is good enough and pay for script analysis to make it so.

How you should understand the finance process and how investors can make their money back. Having a one pager as well as full pack for your project and that the best people in the film industry have nothing to prove

How to make a road trip movie and working with actors on set and good techniques to do this .

Dealing with reviews and how filmmaking is like a Juggernaut.ONCE IT’S GOING It keeps rolling,

Eaten By Lions WATCH https://www.eatenbylions.com/

Eaten by Lions Trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBJ8SLlvATU

In Another Life trailer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IrhTweAGJZ0

Follow Jason twitter http://www.twitter.com/jmgmedia

LINKS

PERFORMANCE INSURANCE https://www.astonlark.com/performance/

BOUDICA Support this great crowdfunding campaign here: https://greenlit.fund/project/boudica

MAKE YOUR FILM The next event is on the 23rd April. 1st guest announced is ALICE LOWE Link for tickets here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/makeyourfilm-part-iii-with-guest-alice-lowe-in-association-with-uk-actors-tweetup-tickets-59357978311?aff=erelexpmlt

20% DISCOUNT at the Raindance Independent Filmmakers Ball

Our friends at Raindance are getting ready for the annual Independent Filmmaker’s Ball on May 1st – this year, they’re back with a swing-era special! Join them for an evening of live swing & jazz music, networking, and a fundraising raffle with special guests at the hottest party in town. Taking place at the lavish Café de Paris in the heart of London’s West End, the Ball will bring together 600 film industry professionals to celebrate independent film and have a great party. Enter the code PODCAST20 at checkout to get 20% off on your tickets: http://bit.ly/IndieFilmBall19

WATCH World of Darkness https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07BS35KQ2?pf_rd_p=855cdcfd-05d9-474f-b84d-8286a3530ba1&pf_rd_r=G5Q5NNQZR9PRZNQ4ME5D

WATCH Fanged Up https://www.amazon.co.uk/Fanged-Up-Daniel-OReilly/dp/B07F83JN6G/ref=sr_1_1?s=instant-video&ie=UTF8&qid=1542670909&sr=1-1&keywords=fanged

Follow US on Twitter @filmmakerspod  @Food4ThoughtDoc @gilesalderson  @35mmdop @Cjamesdirect @dan710ths @FangedUpFilm @thedaremovie

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100th EPISODE! The Best of the Podcast so far featuring Mark Strong, Neil Marshall, Andi Osho, Deborah Haywood, Scott Adkins, Craig Conway, Daisy Aitkens and many more. Hosted by Giles Alderson

This is our 100th EPISODE. Thank you so much all for supporting us and listening to us, it means the world to us!!

In this special episode host Giles Alderson dives down the rabbit hole of podcasts past to pulls out some gems from our guests that we have had so far. Some great guests and amazing episodes had to miss out but maybe there will be another ‘Best Of’ soon.

In the meantime you have the pleasure of listening again to moments and advice from actors and filmmakers that were wonderfully juicy and perfect for you to hear again. From screenwriting, producing, directing through to editing your indie film

Feel free to re listen to any ep that takes your fancy. Fo now though we are so glad you part of our Podern Family Filmmakers Podcast tribe and can;t wait for the next 100 with you.

Next weeks ep is with director and writer Scott Mann (Final Score) !!

https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/xrsqzd/100th_Pod.mp3

LINKS

‘FOOD FOR THOUGHT’ CROWDFUNDER PAGE https://www.crowdfunder.co.uk/foodforthough

RAINDANCE- 20% Raindance Film Festival Entry.

Raindance aims to show the boldest and most innovative work that challenges the boundaries of filmmaking. And, they’re an Academy Award and BAFTA-qualifying festival for short films, and a BIFA-qualifying festival for British films. Submit your film by 26th April with the Early Bird fee, and get 20% off on your submission with the discount code PODCAST 20.https://filmfreeway.com/Raindance

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Ep 48 HOW TO MAKE A MICRO BUDGET INDIE FILM, WIN AWARDS & GET A CINEMA RELEASE with the team behind ‘Guardians’

Director Mark AC Brown and actor David Whitney talk about how they made their new quite brilliant indie film Guardians.

How Mark made a film for his degree but it was a great experiment and not to be seen again. How he wrote a feature script for Nu Image but the ‘Expendables’ ruined it and how it is best to write something to make yourself for free or on a micro budget. What do have available to you ?

How when making an indie film, continuity is not as important as the story. How the establishing scene of a character is so important. But don’t waste time on drone shots. Then get the most amount of permissions you can get. And if not shoot anyway

Suzanne Smith – their DoP was a runner on a Brainehound (their production company) short and worked her way up. Made short film Beard with David and Mark and proved herself as a brilliant DoP and How having great all rounders like Fred Fournier and Joe Starrs as editor and 1st AD respectively is vital as is keeping your ‘team’ from your shorts/music videos and bringing them with you.

With low budget you have to juggle and Workaround people schedules and how ‘Withnails’ – Richard E Grant’s marvelous book was an inspiration (and The Wah Wah Diaries)

When you are supposed to be doing he scene in 4 shots but end up doing it in one but it’s one of the best moments in the film so don’t have to stick to your shot lists.

Tried to plan it but played the moment when it came to it.

Why post can take so long when you are asking for favours on a micro budget film

How they learned from other filmmakers and how they distributed their films – Ben Cookson, Fizz and Ginger’s Two Down and James Rumsey’s Drunk on love.

Mark wanted to have a cinema run so choose Our Screen to have a theatrical release. Then the release got extended as it sold out for the second night.

And how they opened a festival in a double bill with recent horror film IT.

Links

The Film: http://www.guardiansfilm.co.uk/
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pq25LXWmsps&t=10s
Twitter https://twitter.com/guardiansbhf
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/guardiansfilm/
Mark AC Brown http://www.markacbrown.com/ Twitter : https://twitter.com/Brainehowndfilm
David Whitney http://www.davidwhitney.org/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/DWhitney

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